There have long been reports of animals acting weird before an earthquake. Now Chinese scientists are seeing if they can use animal behaviour to predict tremors.
Seven farms in Nanjing have been co-opted to the experiment. Their farmers will monitor their animals activities for strange behaviour and message any such behaviour to the scientists. Behaviour such as "Chickens flying atop trees instead of eating, a large number of fish leaping out of water or many toads moving home" are to be reported immediately.
The scientists don't seem to have full faith in the farmers ability to spot such anomalies however because they have also set up cameras across the farms to closely monitor the animals' behavior.
Should a quake occur then experts will be able to identify if the animals were actually trying to warn them or not.